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Lycoming IO540 260hp

Todd Copeland

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Apr 17, 2009
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I am new to the forum. My dad and I just finished building a Glastar and now that it is flying we couldn't resist another project. We purchased a well along skybolt project. Although we have an 0360 engine mount we have decided to go with the 260hp. My question is this: Which model number and specifics should we look for for our Skybolt? We want to be fully aerobatic, so IO is important and obviously we need an inverted sump. Where should we look, and which specific model number would be ideal? We went outside the proverbial box with our engine installation on our Glastar and we have paid the price. We want a straight forward installation with the ideal engine.

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